• Student Opportunities and Events


    2020-2021 Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program

    Deadline: March 27, 2020
    The Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program was created by the City of Cleveland in 2007 to provide scholarship funds to the following individuals:
    • City employees
    • Dependents of City employees
    • High school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • High school seniors in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation.
    Essay Prompt options:
    1. Why is voting important? If one of your friends didn't understand the importance, how would you encourage them to vote?
    2. Local government is about building trust and social norms for the community, but voters can be uncertain of its role on key issues like education opportunity, transportation, etc. Select a key issue important to you and describe what role local government should play on that issue to the community.
    Click Here for details.

    Construction Trades Apprenticeship Fair

    Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:00 - 7:30pm
    Max Hayes High School - 2211 W 65th St. 44102

    LEARN ABOUT the great career opportunities available through apprenticeships in the construction trades from tradesmen and women.


    Download the flier


    Student Precinct Election Official

    Cuyahoga County Board of Elections - Future of Democracy Student Election Official Program is in the process of training and hiring high school students who are 17 years to work the upcoming primary election. Training sessions will be held at the East Professional Center:
     February 13 (9 am-11:30 am) 
     February 18 (10:30 am-1 pm) 
    Instruct students will need to complete the student application, select one of the training sessions, and return it, with necessary signatures tolavora.gadison@clevelandmetroschools.org by February 7. The Board of Elections needs the applications prior to the training in order to assign the student to a precinct.
    Click Here for the informational flyer.


    Summer Jobs at Cleveland Metroparks

    Cleveland Metroparks has posted an advertisement for summer Natural Resources Aides which may be a wonderful opportunity for your 16+ year old students. These field positions are designed for high school and college freshmen/sophomores to work closely with professionals who will provide hands-on job training and career exploration opportunities.
    These positions will pay $9 for new hires and will work 2-3 days a week over the summer (specific days of the week to be worked out with each individual hire). Also, they will report to the West Creek Management Center in Parma which is within 1/4 miles of an RTA bus stop.
    Click Here for details. 

    Lebanese Syrian American Scholarship

    Application is due March 31, 2020

    The Lebanese Syrian American Junior League is awarding three (3) $1,000.00 college scholarships to an academically outstanding young man and woman of Lebanese or Syrian descent residing in the Greater Cleveland area. The student must be graduating in either the January or June class of this current school year with a “B” or better scholastic average.

    Click Here for application along with additional information


    JFK Moonshot Symposium

    February 18 | 1:00 P.M.

    To register your group email Shelia at smc26@case.edu 

    Commemorating the Legacy of John F. Kennedy and the Apollo Program: A Historical Reflection and Visions for the Future

    A National Engineers Week Event at Case Western Reserve University

    Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom | Case Western Reserve University


    CWRU 2020 Engineers Week

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    1 PM - 3 PM

    Work along CWRU engineering students to build and launch air rockets as part of CWRU's celebration of Engineer's Week!

    Email: ryd7@case.edu for questions

    2158 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 Park in the Veale Center Garage

    Click Here for the flyer

    Click Here for the waiver form


    In Deed We Code

    In Deed We Code is a coding program for African American girls

    Who Can Participate: African American Girls in Grades 7-12

    Where: John Carroll University, O'Malley Center, Room 203

    Dates: Sat 3/21/2020, Sat 3/28/2020, Sat 4/11/2020, Sat 4/25/2020

    Time: 9:00 AM - Noon

    Come see what we are about and learn how IndeedWeCode is inspiring African American girls to pursue education and opportunities for high paying careers in technology and STEM fields

    Visit www.indeedwecode.com for more information and http://www.indeedwecode.com/membership/ to register for a Preview Day



    When: July 9-11, 2020

    MEDCAMP is designed to provide "hands-on" experiences in bio-medial science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and an introduction to the fields of clinical medicine.

    Applicants must be 18 years old by the day of MEDCAMP, graduated high school, must be enrolled at a college or university entering their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate education and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. 

    Click Here for the informational flyer


    City Club of Cleveland Free Speech Essay Contest

    Every year since 2013, The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest challenges high school students to examine the role of free speech in the 21st century. The essay contest was established by Hope and Stanley as part of the City Club’s Centennial celebration. The Adelsteins were longtime City Club members, philanthropists, and environmental activists. Stanley joined the City Club in 1941 and remained an active member until his death in 2014. Hope’s hallmark was civic involvement, and she was active in the Cleveland community until her death in 2016.

    All high school students in Northeastern Ohio are eligible to apply for scholarship prizes. Essays should pull from personal experience, current events, history, politics, art, anything really so long as they are backed up with evidence. Essays will be judged on their clarity, content, originality, and significance.

    Click Here for details.


    Girls Who Code

    Want to learn more about tech, programming, and computers? Then join our club! Girls Who Code club offers FREE computer science classes targeted at students with no programming experience. Sessions begin February 1, 2020 at Case Western Reserve University.

    Click Here for details.

    Click Here to register.


    Levin College Policy Institute - Student Recruitment

    The second annual Levin Policy Institute will be held March 3-6, 2020, at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs for a maximum of 30 selected CMSD juniors and seniors. Participants must be able to attend all four days.

    The Policy Institute is a unique opportunity for students to learn the fundamental structures of American government and how civil society can be harnessed to influence policy. So, this institute will be structured to support the development of leadership.


    Click Here for additional information.

    Questions? Email LaVora "Gayle" Gadison.


    Bernard Harris Scholarship

    Application Deadline is April 6, 2020

    The Council of Great City Schools-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships is accepting applications. webpage and through social media. The scholarships are designed specifically for African American and Hispanic graduating seniors this spring in Council school districts who plan to pursue college studies in one of the STEM-related fields.

    Click Here for scholarship application.



    The Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest

    Deadline to Entry is Thursday, February 27, 2020

    High school juniors are invited to compete in the national Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest to win scholarships and awards. Challenge your students to develop a speech on "Why Theodore Roosevelt matters in the 21st century", while enhancing their critical thinking, leadership, and independent research skills.

    Click Here for additional information.


    Chemistry Olympiad

    We are pleased to announce that the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be participating in the 2020 US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO). The primary goals of this program are to stimulate interest and achievement in chemistry among high school students and to provide recognition of outstanding young chemistry students, teachers, and schools. 

    It is the responsibility of the Cleveland ACS section to nominate students to take the USNCO National Examination. In order to identify these students, a preliminary, local Chemistry Olympiad, in the form of an ACS multiple choice exam will be administered on Saturday March 14 at Cleveland State University.

    For more information about the local and national Chemistry Olympiad, dates/times, eligibility, registration instructions, registration fees, please to go to the following link:

    In order to participate, teachers must register their students on the web site by no later than March 7, 2020.

    Click Here for past exams and answer keys.


    2020 "Chasing the Dragon" Poster Contest

    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    Students in grades 7-12 are invited to create and submit a poster that focuses on the consequences of using heroin and/or the misuse of prescription opioids.

    Click Here for contest rules.

    Click Here for flyer.